Ripe for the Picking

Chris Moore shows how the Australian owners of the Northern Bank systematically cut costs at the price of comprising security. Simple but effective security routines, were discontinued. Traditional practices aimed at frustrating thieves and robbers were compromised in the interest of cutting costs. The net effect was to leave the bank uniquely vulnerable to the sort of heist that actually took place. Of course, nobody knew that the pickings were going to be so rich. But the point that the book stresses is that the bank was there for the taking. Chris Moore also summarises the fall-out from, and consequences of, this extraordinary bank raid.